In preparation for renting a car in Charlottesville, I have just had a go at driving Ari's car. I've driven on the right side of the road in Europe but always in my own car. I've driven automatic cars before (don't like them much but soon get used to them)... Until tonight I thought I hadn't driven a left hand drive car... But I've just remembered I drove a friends Trans Am quite a few years ago. That must of been left hand drive.
Anyway driving Ari's car didn't feel at all weird and I'm pretty confident I can whiz round Charlottesville no problem.